PSALMS is a territory simultaneously natural and religious; a site of veneration and desecration. This collection of poems and experimental writing by S.M.H. draws you to the dark and endogenous source of a cry, born of its namesake, the Psalm, or "the words accompanying the music". These are the words accompanying the music of violence, trespass, and the violation of the body. The text becomes a beautifully heavy and discordant vibration, or a lament, rising from within this body, this Earth of root and meat, lithified bone, blood eddying into dirt, mud marbling into ejaculate. The text is a pain, a consciousness harmonizing in its course to the outer surface of the orifice or the wound—to the place of escape. The text itself becomes an agonized, flesh-like substrate, a magmatic fluid, a gore. PSALMS is a stageset for an act of transgression, or the anthropomorphic casualty of a war between Nature and God.
S.M.H. is a writer working in the interstitial spaces of fear, death and faith. S.M.H’s work is an attempt to grapple with the terror inherent in sacred experience, the dark cosmos rattling in the grave of the human body. S.M.H's works in print include The Extinction Cycle, The Agony of the Sun, Rituals and On Appeasing Angry Gods on Void Front Press, Hymns on Solar Luxuriance, and Cicatrization on Infinity Land Press.
5.5" X 8.5" stapled booklet, 40 pages, archival black linen coverstock, grey paper, with a UV resist sticker cover.